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(1190) Pelagia

Reference work entry

1930 SL. Discovered 1930 Sept. 20 by G. N. Neujmin at Simeis.

Named in honor of the Simeis astronomer Pelageya Fedorovna Shajn (1894–1956), the first woman who discovered a minor planet (planet  (1112)). (RI 895) See also the citation for planet  (1648).

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